Friday, October 31, 2014

COUNTRYWIDE DHARNA

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COUNTRYWIDE DHARNA STAGED TODAY BY OFFLINE RETAILERS ON ONLINE RETAIL FIASCO
STRONG DEMAND OF  FORMATION OF RULES & REGULATIONS & REGULATORY AUTHORITY
In their first major show of resentment and anguish over current fiasco on online retail business, the offline traders across the Country staged series of Dharna today at more than 150 cities in different states of the Country led by a Dharna at Jantar Mantar at New Delhi. The series of Dharna was held under the umbrella of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) demanding investigation into business modules of online retail platforms and their pricing mechanism and formation of a regulatory authority to regulate and monitor all sorts of retail trade in India.
The Dharna, held in the wake of unrealistic discounts offered by online retailers in the just-concluded Diwali festival was held in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Calicut, Cochin, Kolkata Chandigarh, Lucknow, Nagpur, Baroda, Kanpur, Dehradoon, among other places. In Delhi, beside large number of other organizations’, the Dharna was prominently joined by Delhi Mobile Dealers Association, Delhi Computer Dealers Association, All India Distributors Association, Consumer Electronics Traders Association, Book Publishers Association etc.
Addressing protestors at New Delhi, CAIT Secretary General Mr. Praveen Khandelwal said that business of offline retail was down by at least 45% because of the predatory pricing mechanism and non-transparent & unchecked business practices adopted by e-retailers. There has to be a law for conducting any format of trade in the County and therefore like US, UK, China & European Countries where they have established Rules & Regulations for e-retail, India too must have specific Act, Rules & Regulations for E Commerce business in India-said Khandelwal.
In USA, E Commerce business is regulated through Federal Trade Commission and in UK, the E Commerce business is regulated through Electronic Commerce (E C Directive) Regulations, 2002 whereas in European Union it is regulated via EU Electronic Commerce Directive. In such a situation, the Government must immediately formulate Rules & Regulations for Indian E Commerce Business. China too has various rules & regulations to keep a check on e retail business.
Not only the offline trade but entire India Uninc comprising of Traders, Transporters, SMEs, Truck Operators, Farmers, Hawkers, Cooperative institutions and Consumers will be motivate to join hands together to demand cleaning operation of E Commerce in India. The CAIT has convened a meeting of senior officials of Brand Companies in Mobiles, Consumer Electronics, FMCG, Computers & other segments, on forthcoming 5th November at New Delhi since their respective brand image is also being affected and the long established confidence between Companies & the offline retailers is at stake-said CAIT.
We are neither against online retail format of trade nor against any online retailer but the business practices of online retailers are dicey having no Government check, unfair, unhealthy and against all business norms thereby creating an uneven level playing field which is badly affecting the offline trade and that is why we are demanding Rules & Regulations for entire retail spectrum of the Country-said Mr. B.C.Bhartia, CAIT National President.
Brick and mortar stores have to pay numerous taxes and undertake large-scale paper work, while e-retailers are registered in one state and making deliveries across the country, causing revenues losses to states, where they are not registered. Under the present structure, the business executed through online retail remains unchecked. No tax authority of any State could firmly say up to what extent the goods are being consumed in their respective State through online retail. Therefore, a check of taxation authorities is more necessary like offline trade.
It is most astonishing and surprising that loss making companies are offering huge discounts and yet financers including business tycoons are advancing finances to them on a large scale. It can happen only in India and that too in online retail trade-said CAIT. Certainly, it creates a doubt as to why the financers are more interested in financing entities which are running in losses? Obviously, there could be some hidden reasons-said both Mr. Bhartia & Mr. Khandelwal.
Delhi State President of CAIT Mr. Ramesh Khanna said that CAIT seeks constitution of a Special Task Force of taxation experts to examine the compliance of taxation obligations of e-retailers and to study whether there is any tax avoidance. CAIT also wants the Centre to set up a joint committee of senior officials and stakeholders to study the impact of online retail business on offline markets in addition to constituting a Board of Internal Trade for development of business avenues in domestic trade and its empowerment and to upgrade and modernize the existing retail trade.




Recent Amendments in the FDI policy on the Construction Development  

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In line with the Budget announcement of the Government, the Union Cabinet gave its approval for amending the existing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy on the ‘Construction Development Sector’.

The measures taken by the Union Government are expected to result in enhanced inflows into the Construction Development sector. Given the shortage of land in and around urban agglomerations as well as the high cost of land, the measures are likely to attract investments in new areas and encourage development of plots for serviced housing. The measures are also expected to result in creation of much needed low cost affordable housing in the country and development of smart cities.

The amendments in the FDI policy, contained in the Consolidated FDI Policy Circular 2014 are as follows:

1)  100% FDI under automatic route will be permitted in the construction development sector.

2) Investment in the Construction Development Sector will be subject to the following conditions:

(a) Minimum area to be developed under each project would be:

1) In case of development of serviced plots, there is no condition of minimum land.
2) In case of construction-development projects, a minimum floor area would be of 20,000 sq. meters.
3) In case of a combination project, any one of the above two conditions will need to be complied with.

(b) The investee company will be required to bring minimum FDI of US$ 5 million within six months of commencement of the project. Subsequent inflows of FDI can be brought till the period of ten years from the commencement of the project or before the completion of the project, whichever expires earlier.

(c) The investor will be permitted to exit on completion of the project or after three years from the date of final investment, subject to development of trunk infrastructure.

(d) The Government may, in view of facts and circumstances of a case, permit repatriation of FDI or transfer of stake by one non-resident investor to another non-­resident investor, before the completion of the project. These proposals will be considered by FIPB on case to case basis.

(e) The project shall conform to the norms and standards, including land use requirements and provision of community amenities and common facilities, as laid down in the applicable building control regulations, bye-laws, rules, and other regulations of the State Government/Municipal/Local Body concerned.

(f) The Indian investee company will be permitted to sell only developed plots.  For the   purposes of this  policy   “developed   plots”   will   mean   plots   where  trunk infrastructure including roads, water supply, street lighting, drainage and sewerage, have been made available.

(g) The Indian investee company shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary approvals, including those of the building/layout plans, developing internal and peripheral areas and other infrastructure facilities, payment of development, external development and other charges and complying with all other requirements as prescribed under applicable rules/bye-laws/regulations of the State Government/ Municipal/Local Body concerned.

(h) The State Government/ Municipal/ Local Body concerned, which approves the building / development plans, will monitor compliance of the above conditions by the developer.

For further details, please refer to the following linkhttp://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx

NAPM 10th Convention in Pune

NAPM 10th Convention Tmw in Pune in Backdrop of Government Changing Environmental, Land and Social Security Acts
From: napm india  Thu, 30 Oct '14 8:25p
To: napmmedia  and others
  • 20 years journey of people’s movements unfolds in Pune!
  • All India People';s Movements Meet in Backdrop of Government Changing Environmental, Land and Social Security Acts
  • National Alliance of People’s movements – 10th Biennial Convention. 31st October to 2 November. Rashtra Seva Dal, Parvati, Pune.
Pune / New Delhi, October 30 Representatives of people’s movements striving for equality, social justice and sustainable development are meeting in Pune from 31st October to 2nd November to attend the 10th Biennial Convention of NAPM (National Alliance of People’s Movements). These activists have been instrumental in various social struggles and have played a key role in bringing about the important acts like Forest Rights Act for tribal people (2005), revised Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation Act (2013), Hawkers Act (2009), Employment Guarantee Act (2005).
Tribal people and farmers fighting for their land rights, urban poor fighting for their right to shelter, groups of people fighting against nuclear energy, communities fighting to save their water-forest-land, experts stressing the need of alternative development model are going to be a part of this three day programme.
Senior educationist Anil Sadgopal will inaugurate the convention on 31st October at 10.30 a.m. Noted social activists Medha Patkar will review the 20 years journey of NAPM, and Aruna Roy, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan and former member National Advisory Council, will chair this session and reflect on the struggle for accountability and transparency in governance. In a special programme on this occasion, respected senior supporters of people’s movements will be felicitated.
A public meeting on ‘Development policy, social justice and India’s future’ will take place at 5.30 p.m. Yogendra Yadav, Pushpa Bhave, Vinoy Vishvam, Dayamani Barla, Khaleel Deshmukh, Shreenivas Khandewale and Vilas Bhongade will be part of this discussion.
On 31st October between 2pm to 5pm, group discussions will happen on a range of subjects like agriculture, water, energy, ownership of natural resources, urban planning, alternate development policy, health, education, right to food and others. On 1st November between 9am to 11am, summary of the discussions will be presented. At 6.30 p.m., public meeting on ‘Role of people’s movements in political transformation’ is planned. Ajit Jha, Nikhil Wagle, Lingraj Azad, Dr. Sunilam, Gautam Mody, Anil Chaudhary, will participate in the discussion. Medha Patkar will chair the session.
This convention is being viewed with great enthusiasm, as the laws that the new government intends to change, have been developed through these movements. UPA government had considered the voice of People’s Movements to some extent. Senior activist Aruna Roy was even introduced in the National Advisory Committee. BJP government, however, has started questioning the social organisations, people’s movements immediately after taking charge. In this context, how the people’s movements decide their way forward will be an interesting aspect of consideration.
In the context of the new developments from the Modi Government plannning to dilute and radically change pro poor laws like the LAAR Act, Labour Laws, Right to Information, MNREGA, Legislation related to Social Security making them anti-poor legislations: various social groups and alliances from across the country have converged today for a Samajvadi Samagam (Socialist Meet) at the SM Joshi Foundation. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together all the like minded socialist groups on to a common platform to fight together the rise of fascism and the present government';s Assault on the lives, livelihoods and natural resources of the common people and vulnerable sections of this country.
The coming together of people';s movements is significant at this juncture since, there is outrage at the moment at the way NDA government has been changing environmental laws and wants to change many. The movements are determined to halt any such changes and increase the resistance at the grassroots level against the ongoing assault on the livelihood and natural resources by corporations with help of the government.
Medha Patkar, Suniti S R, Prafulla Samantara, Arundhati Dhuru, Gabriele Dietrich, Kamayani Swami, Anand Mazgaonkar, Madhuresh Kumar
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Connection Series: Talks on November 13th and 20th

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From: “UChicago Center in Delhi”  Fri, 31 Oct ’14 12:49p
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You’re invited to talks by
Dr. Robert Lloydon
American Intervention Against the Islamic State
Thursday, November 13, 5 p.m.
and
Dr. Liza Weinstein
on her book
The Durable Slum: Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai 
Thursday, November 20, 5 p.m.
Please see below for detailed bios of the speakers and for links to RSVP.
Dr. Robert Lloyd
Dr. Robert Lloyd is the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of International Studies and Languages, professor of international relations, and director of the international studies program at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center in Washington, D.C. and a summer institute fellow with the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.
Dr. Lloyd received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., his master’s degree from Cornell University, and his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Arizona.
He has published numerous scholarly articles on international conflict management, international negotiation, democratization, and Africa. Combining his research interests with field experience, Dr. Lloyd has been an election observer in Africa for both the U.S. State Department and the International Republican Institute. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Middle East and Africa, the flagship journal of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA). 
Dr. Lloyd’s Fulbright research project examines negotiations on how India has sought to secure political rights and freedoms for its citizens in the face of insecurity posed by terrorism.
RSVP here to ensure a seat.
Dr. Liza Weinstein
Dr. Liza Weinstein is currently a Fullbright-Nehru Fellow in the Sociology Department at the University of Delhi, and is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University in Boston. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2009. Her book, The Durable Slum: Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai, was recently published by Orient BlackSwan and University of Minnesota Press. Her research on cities and globalization has appaered in a number of journals and several edited volumes.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Abhinav Bindra Elected Chairman of International Shooting Sport Federation

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Abhinav Bindra Elected Chairman of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Athletes Committee
 First Indian to Receive this Honour. Also Becomes Member of ISSF Administrative Council as a Result
New Delhi, October 30, 2014: Abhinav Bindra, ace shooter and the country’s only individual Olympic Gold medalist, has been elected Chairman of the International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) Athletes Committee. The ISSF, which is the world body representing the sport of shooting, confirmed this today in a letter, a copy of which was marked to the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the representative body of the sport in India. Abhinav, will be the first Indian shooter to be bestowed with this honour. By virtue of being Chairman of the Athletes Committee, Abhinav will also now become a member of the Administrative Council of the ISSF.
Reacting to the development, Abhinav Bindra said, “It is a great honour, not only for me personally but also for the country as a whole. Athletes make the sport come alive. As such, this honour comes with the great responsibility of representing the views and concerns of shooting athletes from across the globe appropriately, effectively and in a balanced manner towards the betterment of the sport, and I look forward to doing justice towards serving that end.”
The NRAI President, Raninder Singh, said, “ It is a matter of great pride for the whole Indian shooting fraternity that Abhinav has been elected to such a prestigious position. He has always been eager to do his bit for the athletes and the sport of shooting. He has also been very proactive within the NRAI itself in trying to raise the bar of Indian shooting continuously. We are confident that he will shine as always in this new responsibility as well and wish him all the very best.”
It can be recalled that Abhinav was re-elected member of the ISSF Athletes Committee in elections held last month in Granada, Spain for a second time.




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the India China Institute co-sponsors Master Talk: Ming Cho Lee

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the India China Institute co-sponsors
Master Talk: Ming Cho Lee
This event is open to the public.
Location: 66 West 12th St, the New School Auditorium (Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall)
Time: Monday, November 3, 3-5pm
Ming Cho Lee has designed nationally and internationally for 50 years, for opera, dance, Broadway, and regional theatre, and is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the highest national award given in the arts. Other awards include the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture; Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama Desk Awards; the TCG Theatre Practitioner Award; many others from the theatre and Chinese communities; and five honorary degrees.
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Securing Food for All

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Kuchipudi Dance Recital By Shallu Jindal

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Media Invite
You are cordially invited to
Kuchipudi Dance Recital
By
Shallu Jindal
Disciple of
Padmabhushan Raja Radha Reddy & Kaushalya Reddy
On: November 1, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 7:00 pm (Please be seated by 6:45pm)
At: Kamani Auditorium,
1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi
RSVP:-
Abhishek Puri: +91 – 98110204659 abhishek.puri@hkstrategies.com
Nishita Jain: +91 – 9811264020 nishita.jain@hkstrategies.com




Indore Fans celebrated Shah Rukh’s Birthday with a unique cake

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Indore Fans celebrated Shah Rukh’s Birthday
with a unique cake made with the city’s famous snacks !


Everyone knows that the King Khan commands an enormous fan following across the globe and his die-hard fans often do special things for their heartthrob every year on his birthday. This year too, he received a pleasant surprise ahead of his birthday at the recent Indore auditions of Zee TV’s tour in search of India’s happiest dancer – Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale.
SRK fans who came to watch the show brought something which was quite unheard of- a gigantic cake made of Indore’s famous snacks (farsan), which became quite the center of attraction for everyone at the auditorium. This three-tier cake was made with a lot of precision that it was difficult to imagine how anyone could have made it at home! It look liked the job of a professional chef to say the least! Along with the audience, Shah Rukh’s fellow judges on the show – Deepika, Boman, Abhishek, Vivaan and Farah surprised him too by doing a special performance on his blockbuster songs. An overwhelmed Shah Rukh was extremely touched by his fans in Indore and thanked them for making his birthday so special.
To watch all this masti and more, stay tuned to ‘Maruti Suzuki Alto K 10 Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale Co-powered byAskmebazaar.com & L’Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X’ every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM, only on Zee TV.




8th NTA ICT World Communication Summit & Awards, 2014

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Invite your Nomination and kind presence to
8th NTA ICT World Communication Summit & Awards, 2014 &
National Education Summit & Awards 2014
“ICT for Empowerment, Education & Digital India”
on
11th December, Kolkata
Dear Sir,
Dr Malcolm Johnson, Director, (Deputy Secretary General – Elect ) International Telecommunication Union,-ITU Geneva( A UN Body) will present the 8th NTA ICT World Communication Awards, 2014 & 8th National Education Awards 2014 at Kolkata on 11th December, 2014 alongwith other VIPs.
International Telecommunication Union,-ITU Geneva is highest UN elected body in the world to promote Telecom & IT.
We request you to plan a visit to Kolkata (West Bengal) on 11th December and please block date for the same.
Earlier the Summit & Awards were postponed due to elections in India and Mauritius.
Chief Guest and Guest of Honor
Ms. Mamata Banerjee
Chief Minister, West Bengal (Invited)
Hon’ble Dr. Malcolm Johnson 
Director, International Telecommunication Union-ITU Geneva (Confirmed)
Hon’ble Prof. (Dr.) S.S Mantha
Chairman, AICTE (Confirmed)
Hon’ble Prof. (Dr.) R. K Khandal
Vice Chancellor, Uttar Pradesh Technical University (Confirmed)
Hon’ble Shri R.N Jha,
Chief General Manager, BSNL (Confirmed)
Hon’ble Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
Minister of Communications and IT India (Invited) will join
Representatives from NIXI, MNRE, MSME, DOT, DeITy, TEPC, NIELIT etc. are expected to join.
The Awards are officially supported by Ministry of ICT, Mauritius &
  • National Computer Board, Mauritius,
  • Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization (CTO-UK),
  • AICTE-All India Council of Technical Education
  • AIU- Association of Indian Universities
  • Government of India- Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC),
  • Government of India- National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI),
  • Government of India-Department of Electronics and IT- National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT )
  • Government of India, Department of MSME
  • Government of India, Department of MNRE
  • ITU-APT Foundation, Geneva/India
  • Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) – Department of Electronics and IT
  • And several other international Industry associations.
National Telecom Awards/ICT World Communication Awards are being organized for last eight years. These are the only ICT recognition platform show in world which are supported by Government & various associations around the globe & presented by Dr. Hamadoun Toure, Secy Gen, ITU during 2012 & 2013.The event will attract all the senior decision makers in the industry around the globe.
This is also a unique opportunity to highlight Company’s/ Institutes/ Universities achievements to the assembled dignitaries & wider Telecom & Education community! And also avail the wonderful opportunity to interact and network with dignitaries & wider Telecom & Education community.

Dr. Toure, Secy Gen, International Telecom Union quoted in this behalf:
The past Awards have been presented by several Indian Government Ministers -
  • Hon’ble Shri Arun Shourie
  • Hon’ble Shri Kapil Sibbal
  • Hon’ble Mr. Farooq Abdullah
  • Hon’ble Mr. Sachin Pilot
  • Hon’ble Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia
  • Hon’ble Mr. Mukul Sangma
  • Hon’ble Mr. Gurudas Kamat
  • Hon’ble Mr. Shakeel Ahmed
  • Hon’ble Mr. Tapan Sikdar
  • Hon’ble Mr. Karia Munda
Other VIP’s at NTA ICT World Communication Summit & Awards
  • Hon’ble Shri SS Mantha, Chairman AICTE
  • Hon’ble Shri SK Kak, Vice Chancellor, MTU
  • Hon’ble Shri DS Chauhan, President Association of Indian Universities,
  • Secretary DOT, Secretary MNRE, Chairman TRAI etc
  • About 37 Ambassadors participated in 7th NTA ICT World Communication Awards in 2012 & 2013.
These Summit & Awards will include:
Telecom Industry
Education
§  Service Providers
§  Handset & Equipment Manufacturers
§  Accessory Manufacturers
§  E Commerce Companies around the globe
§  Content Providers & Mobile Applications
§  Enterprise IT Telecommunications §  Network Infrastructure Manufacturers
§ Vice Chancellors across India
§ Chairmen/Director of Education Institutes/Universities Across India
§ Publication Houses
§ Companies dealing directly with Education Institutes
§ Online Content Providers for Education Institutes
§ Etc
CMAI Association of India is apex premier and foremost non-profit trade promotion organization with 48,500 members and 54 MOU partners across the globe. CMAI is prominent promoting growth in communications, manufacturing trade sector through Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy, Research, Exhibitions, Trade shows, Conferences and Seminars, Technology events, Buyers-Sellers Meets B2B meetings promotion and fostering business and strategic relationships. More details are available at www.cmai.asia 
You are also requested to file nomination for yourself or others by logging on to http://www.ictwca.com/nomination.php  and for Education Institutes/Universities athttp://nationaleducationaward.com/IEESA/nomination.php or by sending email at president_cmai@cmai.asianavtesh@cmai.asia
For any further information you may contact directly – Navtesh, GM-International Trade  at navtesh@cmai.asia  or Sauravi Dutta, AGM at sauravi@cmai.asia or phone numbers +91 97 118 69771 and +91 83 769 75258 respectively for any further queries.
Speaker/Presentation opportunities exist at ICT World Communication Summit. 
REGARDS
Prof N K Goyal
President CMAI Association of India, Chairman Emeritus TEMA
Member Governing Council Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council, Govt. of India
Vice Chairman, ITU APT India, Adviser Gujarat Technological University

Chairman India Trade Promotion Services, Dubai UAE,  
Director NFL National Fertilizers Ltd, Govt. of India
+91 98 111 29879, president_cmai@cmai. asiawww.cmai.asia




Super Nani Film Press Conference held at EOD GIP, Noida

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Sharman Joshi (actor) & Shweta Kumar (actress) came to EOD GIP, Noida to address the press conference based on their upcoming Movie “Super Nani”. Rekha is working after a long time in a movie. Rekha is playing a role of Nani (grandmother) in “Super Nani”.
“Super Nani” is an Indian drama film directed by Indra Kumar & the producer of the film is Indra Kumar along with Ashok Thakeria. Rekha, Sharman Joshi, Randhi Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Rajesh Kumar & Shweta Kumar are in lead roles in this movie.
This film is actually based on the Gujarat play that is ‘Baa Ae Maari Boundary’. ‘Super Nani’ will be released on 31 October 2014.
Shweta Kumar (daughter of Indra Kumar) has worked in Karzzzz movie, this was her last movie and upcoming is Super Nani. She also came to address the Press Conference of ‘Super Nani’.
Shweta Kumar said “I love working for this movie, Super Nani is my second movie which I did. It was really a great fun working for this movie”.




UK Science and Innovation Network in India’s Newsletter.

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Issue 74
Dear Mr Naresh Sagar,Orange
Welcome to the October Edition of the UK Science and Innovation Network in India’s Newsletter.
Top Story
The team is currently preparing for the forthcoming Ministerial Indo-UK Science & Innovation Council, to be held in New Delhi in November. This is the major set-piece event where the priorities and mechanisms for UK-India research and innovation cooperation are agreed every two years. This time, we’re hoping to agree the final shape of the Newton-Bhabha programme, and therefore what funding should soon be available to support more joint research. So watch this space to hear what has been agreed and what new opportunities are coming!
Funding Opportunities  fund
Want to keep up to date with all the opportunities funded through the UK’s Newton Fund?Follow this page on gov.uk!

For a full list of funding opportunities, please check out our monthly summary
Upcoming events events
Innovate UK | Date: 5-6th November | Venue: London | See the event website for more details

Affordable Assisted Living Technologies | Date: 19th November | Venue: Bangalore | See our blog for more details
Bengaluru Space Expo | Date: November | Venue: Bangalore | See the event website for more details

Refrigerated Vehicles Manufacture Workshop | Date: 9th December | Venue: Pune | See our webinar recording for more details
For a full list of upcoming events, please visit here.
Spotlight on… Renewable Energy  spotlight
Renewable energy has been a long term focus of our work developing collaborations between the UK and India – with projects and events across a range of technologies. Just this week, we’ve had a delegation of UK experts on wave and tidal energy visiting India. This follows a similar delegation earlier in the year on offshore wind, and a joint workshop in South Africa on biofuels. Renewable energies have also been the subject for significant joint research funding, including two of the Industrial R&D grants awarded recently. For a full picture of the funded projects, please see RCUK’s summary. And, with the food-water-energy nexus identified as a priority for the Newton Bhabha programme, that support is likely to continue. Let us know if you have ideas for future events that we could help with!
Reports reports
Each month, we want to help you understand research and innovation in the UK and India better. Where could you visit, what has happened, what’s been published?
Visits and profiles
Planning a visit to India soon? Check out our top tips for a successful trip. Or check out our map of Indian Science & Innovation to plan your itinerary. We’ve also produced a map of the UK if you’re heading in the other direction!
Recent Events
Recent Publications
News from the web news
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THE ELECTION THAT CHANGED INDIA

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A DEFINITIVE AND INSIGHTFUL NEW BOOK BY ONE OF INDIA’S TOP JOURNALISTS
Rajdeep Sardesai
Penguin Books India cordially invites you to the launch of the much-anticipated
2014
THE ELECTION THAT CHANGED INDIA


on 7th November2014 at The Auditorium, Nehru Memorial Museum & Bhawan

Please find more details of the event enclosed.
Kindly send the names and number of people who would like to attend the event atinvitation@in.penguingroup.com
Please feel free to share the invite with family & friends.


Thanks!
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Penguin Random House

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Newsletter KölnTourismus

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Dear partners and friends of Cologne,
In order to make Cologne even better known as a travel destination, we have launched a broad range of activities. One project is the presentation of Cologne’s wonderful range of cultural attractions in the Yearbook of Cultural Brands. This is an outstanding platform for coming into contact with potential sponsorship partners. To advertise our marketing focus for 2014/2015 we produced a video clip on the theme of “Holy Cologne”, one of further videos on central touristic topics of Cologne.
Kind regards
Josef Sommer
The “cultural brand” quality seal
The Cologne Tourist Board has cooperated with the Cultural Department of the city of Cologne to place an advertorial in the Yearbook of Cultural Brands 2014/2015. The yearbook serves as an expert reference work for interested companies who would like to make a name for themselves by sponsoring a cultural event or institution. Through this cooperation Cologne has received the right for one year to call itself a “cultural brand”.»
Cologne Tourist Board trains new city guides
The Cologne Tourist Board provides more than 7,500 city tours for visitors every year. It offers tours based on over 100 different themes in 15 languages for groups. In order to further expand this core area of its expertise, the Cologne Tourist Board will be training new city guides starting in January 2015.»
15th Museum Night in Cologne
On Museum Night in Cologne, which will take place on 8 November 2014, a total of 46 museums and art venues will open their doors from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. This will be the 15th time that art connoisseurs will be able to enjoy the works of world-class artists, newcomers and Old Masters and discover the glamour of renowned museums as well as new exhibition venues, all in one night.»
“Holy Cologne” in a video clip
An initial impression of the wealth of religious and cultural highlights that are connected with the theme of “Holy Cologne” is provided by a video clip produced by the Cologne Tourist Board to advertise its marketing focus for 2014/2015. It will be followed by further videos focusing on central themes related to Cologne.»
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Luis Miranda takes over as Chairman of the Board at Centre for Civil Society

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Former Private Equity leader Luis Miranda takes over as Chairman of the Board at Centre for Civil Society
New Delhi-based Centre for Civil Society (CCS) has named Luis Miranda, former Chairman of IDFC Private Equity as the Chairman of its Board of Trustees. Luis takes over from Ashish Dhawan, Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation (CSF) who formerly ran private equity fund, ChrysCapital.
Luis founded IDFC Private Equity in 2002 and served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at the firm until 2010. He was earlier a senior member of the start-up team at HDFC Bank. He is Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure and is involved with various non-profits related to human rights, education and health care. Luis got his MBA from Chicago Booth, where he was influenced by Chicago School economists George Stigler, Gary Becker and Gene Fama.
Talking about the strategic role of think-tanks like Centre for Civil Society, Luis said “India still ranks abysmally low on a number of world rankings on important indicators like ease of doing business, economic freedom, competitiveness and innovation; in fact, it’s ranking has declined over the last few years. Modi’s recently launched ‘Make in India’ campaign, Jan Dhan Yojana for financial inclusion of hitherto unbanked Indians and the abolition of Planning Commission are welcome steps towards ensuring ‘maximum governance, minimum government’. However, this ecosystem needs to be complemented by organisations like Centre for Civil Society, which could potentially offer interventions to change systems in India and work on public policy solutions to make the country more market-oriented.”
In his new role as Chairman of Board of Trustees of CCS, Luis will provide strategic direction and energize CCS’ initiatives in education, livelihood and policy training as the organisation works toward promoting choice and accountability across private and public sectors.
On his appointment, Luis said “CCS has always stood for the basic right to freedom and choice. What is unique about CCS, is that we continue to relentlessly raise these ideas to ensure that they do not get lost in public policy discourses where individual rights are trampled upon, where markets are undermined and big government leads to inefficient allocation of resources. We remain focused on engaging more meaningfully with policy and opinion leaders to bring about social change through sound public policies.”




BOTH MAYA N AKHILESH FAIL TO CONTAIN RIOTS IN UP

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Both Maya n Akhilesh fail to contain riots in UP.
मायावती हों या अखिलेश यादव, दोनों सीएम  यूपी के दंगों पर लगाम लगाने में
पूर्णतया विफल : Compared to year 2010, riots in UP increase by 19.97%
in 2011, by 35.57% in 2012 & by 45% in 2013 साल 2010 के मुकाबले 2011
में 19.97%,2012 में 35.57% और 2013 में 45% बढ़ीं हैं दंगों की घटनाएं  :
UP Govt. is a mere ‘Riots Bank’ महज ‘दंगा बैंक’ बनकर रह गयी है यूपी
की सरकारें
जी हाँ l उत्तर प्रदेश में चाहें  मायावती हों या अखिलेश यादव, ये दोनों
ही सीएम  के रूप में दावे तो बड़े बड़े करते रहे पर यूपी के दंगों पर लगाम
लगाने में पूर्णतः  विफल ही रहे हैं l इस कड़वी हक़ीक़त का खुलासा सामाजिक
संस्था ‘तहरीर’*  के संस्थापक ई० संजय शर्मा की एक आरटीआई पर राष्ट्रीय
अपराध रिकॉर्ड ब्यूरो के जन सूचना अधिकारी के०  पी०  उदय शंकर द्वारा दिए
गए एक जबाब से हुआ है l
*’तहरीर’  { Transparency, Accountability & Human Rights’ Initiative
for Revolution – TAHRIR }  लोक जीवन में पारदर्शिता संवर्धन, जबाबदेही
निर्धारण और आमजन के मानवाधिकारों के संरक्षण के हितार्थ उत्तर प्रदेश
में जमीनी स्तर पर कार्यशील संस्था  है l
संजय को उपलब्ध कराई गयी सूचना के अनुसार उत्तर  प्रदेश में साल  2010
में 4186,साल 2011  में 5022 ,साल 2012  में 5676 और साल 2013  में
दंगों की 6089 घटनाएं  सरकारी आंकड़ों में दर्ज हैं l  गौरतलब है  कि वर्ष
2010 से मार्च 2012 तक सूबे की कमान मायावती के हाथ में थी और मार्च 2012
से वर्ष 2013 तक की अवधि में अखिलेश यादव  सूबे के मुखिया  रहे हैं lइन
आकड़ों से स्पष्ट है कि उत्तर  प्रदेश में साल 2011  में साल  2010 के
मुकाबले  दंगों की 836  अधिक घटनाएं        (19.97%) हुईं l  साल 2012
में साल  2010 के मुकाबले  दंगों की 1489  अधिक घटनाएं (35.57%)  हुईं तो
वही साल 2013    में साल  2010 के मुकाबले  दंगों की 1903  अधिक घटनाएं
(45%) हुईं हैं l
संजय कहते हैं कि इन आकड़ों के साल-दर-साल विश्लेषण से  भी यह स्पष्ट है
कि उत्तर  प्रदेश में साल 2011  में साल  2010 के मुकाबले  दंगों की 836
अधिक घटनाएं  ( 19.97%) हुईं l  साल 2012  में साल  2011  के मुकाबले
दंगों की 654  अधिक घटनाएं ( 13.02%) हुईं तो वही साल 2013    में साल
2012  के मुकाबले  दंगों की 413  अधिक घटनाएं (6.78%) हुईं हैं जो  यह
सिद्ध कर रहा है कि साल 2010 से 2013 तक यूपी में लगातार दंगों की घटनाओं
में वृद्धि ही हो रही है और फिर चाहें वह  मायावती के नेतृत्व में  बनी
बहुजन समाज पार्टी की सरकार हो या  अखिलेश यादव के नेतृत्व में बनी
समाजवादी पार्टी की सरकार, सभी सरकारें  दंगे रोकने के मामले में महज
कोरी वयानवाजी कर जनता को गुमराह ही करती  रही हैं और दंगों को रोकने में
पूर्णतया विफल रही हैं l
सूबे में दंगों की संख्या में हो रही  बेतहाशा उत्तरोत्तर वृद्धि पर तंज
कसते हुए संजय कहते है कि इतनी तेजी से तो बैंक में रखा पैसा भी नहीं
बढ़ता है और सरकार को दंगों का उच्च व्याजदर पर डिपाजिट कर जनता को व्याज
समेत बापस करने बाले ‘दंगा बैंक’ की संघ्या दी है l  l
दंगों को उत्तर प्रदेश के सामाजिक और आर्थिक विकास के रास्ते की सबसे बड़ी
वाधा बताते हुए संजय ने कहा कि दंगों के परिपेक्ष्य में प्रशासनिक अमले
और स्थानीय जनप्रतिनिधियों की स्पष्ट जबाबदेही के अभाव के कारण ही
प्रशासनिक अमला  और स्थानीय जनप्रतिनिधि दंगों को रोकने के उपायों के
क्रियान्वयन के प्रति गंभीर नहीं हैं और सरकारें भी दंगे हो जाने के बाद
महज सरकारी खानापूर्ति कर मामले की इतिश्री कर देती हैं पर दंगों का असली
दंश स्थानीय जनता सालों साल झेलती रहती है l
संजय ने अब दंगों के परिपेक्ष्य में प्रशासनिक अमले  और स्थानीय
जनप्रतिनिधियों की स्पष्ट जबाबदेही के निर्धारण के लिए  सामाजिक संस्था
‘तहरीर’ के माध्यम से एक व्यापक मुहिम  चलाने का ऐलान करते हुए इस
सम्बन्ध में देश  के प्रधानमंत्री , गृहमंत्री और  सूबे के राज्यपाल,
मुख्यमंत्री को पत्र लिखकर प्रशासनिक अमले  और स्थानीय जनप्रतिनिधियों को
दंगों को रोकने के उपायों के क्रियान्वयन के प्रति गंभीर बनाने हेतु
उनकी स्पष्ट जबाबदेही का निर्धारण करने हेतु नियम-कानून  बनाने  की मांग
करने का  भी ऐलान किया  है l
आरटीआई जबाब की स्कैन्ड प्रति इस मेल के साथ अटैच्ड है l

Urvashi Sharma
Founder & Chief Coordinator-UPCPRI
http://upcpri.hpage.com/
Uttar Pradesh Campaign to Protect RTI
http://upcpri.blogspot.in/
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